Boost Mobile is known as a reliable companion for those seeking seamless communication and internet access. Among its array of offerings, the Boost Mobile free hotspot service stands out as a valuable asset for users on the go. In this comprehensive article, we delve into the intricacies of Boost Mobile’s free hotspot, unraveling its features, benefits, and how it transforms your mobile experience. Join us as we explore the world of high-speed connectivity and discover all there is to know about Boost Mobile’s free hotspot.
More About Boost Mobile And Its Services
Boost Mobile is a wireless company that offers affordable and flexible prepaid wireless plans, cell phones from top brands, frequent promotional deals, and more.
Boost offers the freedom you desire in a prepaid mobile provider. All plans come with unlimited talk and text, no contracts or additional fees, and the added convenience of a mobile hotspot — delivering a straightforward experience without unexpected surprises. Starting at less than $10 per month, Boost Mobile empowers you to retain more of your hard-earned money where it rightfully belongs — in your pocket.
Additionally, Boost Mobile participates in the relatively new government assistance program called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Through this program, Boost offers discounts on Boost Mobile phone or mobile broadband plans. Families meeting the eligibility criteria can receive a monthly subsidy of $30 for any eligible Boost Mobile phone, tablet, or mobile hotspot plan. For households residing on qualifying tribal lands, the subsidy can go up to $75 per month. This offer is restricted to one per eligible household.
What is a Free Hotspot?
A free hotspot typically refers to a wireless internet access point that allows devices like smartphones, tablets, or laptops to connect to the internet wirelessly. It can be offered by various entities, including internet service providers, businesses, or government programs, and is often available in public spaces or as part of specific plans.
In the context of Boost Mobile, a free hotspot is a feature included in their mobile plans, allowing users to share their mobile data connection with other devices.
Indeed, hotspot features are included in all Boost Mobile plans at no extra charge, therefore, you can say that with each plan you’re getting a Boost Mobile free hotspot. Moreover, all Boost Mobile plans are eligible for the ACP discount, therefore eligible customers can actually get the entire plan (not just the hotspot feature) free of charge or with a considerable discount.
Which Boost Mobile Plans Feature a Free Hotspot And Which Ones Qualify for ACP?
As mentioned before, all Boost Mobile plans come with a free hotspot feature that isn’t charged extra, and all of them are eligible for an ACP discount (if, of course, the customer is an ACP subscriber).
So, here is the full list of all Boost Mobile plans:
- 5GB Feature Plan: It costs $15 a month (free with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, 5GB of high-speed data, and mobile hotspot. It is only available for new customers.
- Unlimited $25 Feature Plan: It costs $25 a month (free with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile data, and mobile hotspot. AutoPay is required and the plan is available for both new and existing customers.
- Unlimited $40 Feature Plan: It costs $40 a month ($10 with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile data, and 12GB of mobile hotspot. It is only available for new customers.
- 5GB Monthly Plan: It costs $15 a month (free with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, 5GB of high-speed data, and mobile hotspot. It is only available for new customers.
- Unlimited $25 Monthly Plan: It costs $25 a month (free with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile data, and mobile hotspot. AutoPay is required and the plan is available for both new and existing customers.
- Unlimited $40 Monthly Plan: It costs $40 a month ($10 with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile data, and 12GB of mobile hotspot. It is only available for new customers.
- Unlimited $60 Feature Plan: It costs $60 a month ($30 with ACP) and comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile data, Todo Mexico, and 30GB of mobile hotspot. It is only available for new customers.
Select which plan best fits your needs and purchase it by following the steps listed in the next section.
How to Get a Boost Mobile Free Hotspot With a Paid Plan?
If you don’t meet the ACP eligibility criteria to get the monthly plan discount, you can purchase your Boost Mobile plan by following these steps:
- Visit boostmobile.com/shop/buy and select to bring your own device or to buy a new phone from Boost. If you decide to buy a new phone, you must press Shop Phones, select a device, and follow the on-screen prompts to secure it.
- You will then be redirected to the Choose Plan page, where you will be able to see the entire list of all Boost Mobile plans. Review them and select which one best fits your needs.
- You will then be invited to add any extras.
- Finally, you will be redirected to the secure checkout page. Fill out all of your personal information, payment method, and account information, and press Buy Now.
- Finish and place the online order. You will get an email confirmation immediately after you place your order.
- Wait to receive the device (if you ordered one), SIM card, and other documents. Then, you can activate your account and start enjoying your Boost Mobile free hotspot feature that is included in your paid plan.
How to Get a Boost Mobile Free Hotspot With a Free Plan?
To get a Boost Mobile monthly service plan completely free of charge (or at least with a large discount), you must qualify for the ACP government assistance program. This way the hotspot feature that is included in every plan without any extra charges anyway, will also be completely free. To become an ACP subscriber, you must do the following:
- Qualify for ACP: See whether or not you qualify for the ACP assistance program. You may be eligible if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Your household income falls at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- Qualify for the Lifeline Program.
- Receive specific Tribal Assistance Programs.
- Participate in a qualifying federal assistance program, such as:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
- WIC or The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
- If a household member lives on federally recognized tribal lands: Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance; Tribally administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Head Start (for those households meeting its income qualifying standard); or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Prove your ACP eligibility: Proof of participation, such as a benefit letter or official document, may be required when applying for ACP. During the application process, you will be required to provide your personal information and copies of valid official documents that prove your eligibility. The proof documentation must include proof of identity, age, and address (all of this can be proved with a copy of a valid ID), as well as proof of program participation (approval letter or statement of benefits) or low income (a prior year’s tax return, paycheck stubs, or statement of benefits from your employer).
- Apply for Boost Mobile’s ACP Program: You must first undergo verification through the federal government’s National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier (National Verifier) to obtain your ID number. Visit checklifeline.org/lifeline/?id=nv_flow&ebbp=true to initiate the process. Once verified, you will receive a National Verifier Application ID number. Proceed to complete the process on Boost Mobile’s website or visit your nearby store. Then, when your National Verifier application gets approved, visit acp.boostmobile.com/en/#!/newHome to apply for ACP through Boost Mobile. Alternatively, you can find your closest Boost Mobile store by visiting boostmobile.com/locations/locator and inform the staff that you intend to apply for the ACP program.
- Receive the benefits: Once your application has been approved by both the National Verifier and Boost Mobile, you will receive all the required information and potentially a SIM card (if you’re a new Boost Mobile customer) via mail. As a new customer, you can then activate your account and the ACP discount will be applied to your account and plan. If your Boost plan normally costs $30 or less, you will be able to enjoy it with ACP completely free of charge. If it costs more than $30 a month, you will have to pay the difference. Either way, your mobile hotspot feature will be waiting for you to use it and will enable you to connect to Wi-Fi with other devices as well.